An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by ... See full summary »
Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by
Leo L. Schwab <firstname.lastname@example.org>
i won't waste time explaining why laserblast is a terrible film. all the other reviews have covered that subject well enough, and they are ALL right... but i will tell you why i love laserblast... it's an allegory, based on the fact that absolute power corrupts absolutely. young Billy Duncan accidentally stumbles across a piece of alien technology- a laser-cannon- and slowly devolves into a mutant killer. the best scene in the movie is when he finds the weapon-- his confusion and tentative exploration of the device... and once he picks up the power-pack that drives the weapon, his thrill of discovery is overwhelming. just look at the gleam in his eyes when he discovers what he can do. (and wouldn't you do the same if you found something like that?) so the movie sucks, but the overall story carries a very real and poignant message. the stop-motion alien effects are another high-point. i say laserblast is a masterpiece of bad cinema, because if it were to be remade by more talented film makers, the story would be just as relevant today. look what happens when perfect killing-power is placed into the wrong hands.
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